Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal.
When asked, 'How do you write?' I invariably answer, 'one word at a time.'
I don't believe people die from hard work. They die from stress and worry and fear -- the negative emotions. Those are the killers, not hard work. The fact is, in our society today, most people don't understand what hard work is all about.
A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.
The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.
The majority of people who fail to accumulate money sufficient for their needs are, generally, easily influenced by the opinion of others.
Whosoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times.
To be clever enough to get all that money, one must be stupid enough to want it.
All my life I've had one dream, to achieve my many goals.
Don't gamble; take all your savings and buy some good stock and hold it till it goes up, then sell it. If it don't go up, don't buy it.
The whole secret of a successful life is to find out what is one's destiny to do, and then do it.
Practice does not make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect.
Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few engage in it.
Advertising is legalized lying.
For the bureaucrat, the world is a mere object to be manipulated by him.
If your business is only to sweep a crossing, remember it is your duty to make that crossing the best swept of the world.
When inspiration does not come to me, I go halfway to meet it.
Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something.
There is little success where there is little laughter.
Lisa, if you don't like your job you don't strike. You just go in every day and do it really half-assed. That's the American way.
I've always found the second book in a series is the hardest to write.